Ascot 3.45 tips – Igider worth another chance to atone for royal flop

Ascot 3.45 tips - Igider worth another chance to atone for royal flop

Roger Varian


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Betting Tip: Igider @ 6/1 with bet365

The racing quality is cranked up a notch this afternoon with Ascot and Haydock staging competitive cards, whilst we say goodbye to flat turf action at Newcastle.

More on the latter at the end of this piece but let’s start with Ascot, where I like the look of IGIDER in the Mite Events & Leisure Handicap (3.45pm). Roger Varian’s charge has not been sighted since finishing next to last in the Duke of Edinburgh Stakes won by Arab Dawn at the royal meeting. He was strongly fancied for that – the Pricewise pick if I remember right? – and he possibly blew his chance before the start after getting worked up in the preliminaries and then failing to settle during the race itself.

Prior to that he’d impressed when landing a Doncaster handicap in early June, confirming the promise he’d shown when winning a Windsor maiden on his final start at two, and he almost certainly has more improvement in him after just six starts. I also remember Varian being very complimentary about him in a Stable Tour earlier this season, suggesting he could make up into a Pattern performer, so this handicap off a mark of 93 should be well within his compass. He goes on the prevailing soft ground and his trainer has been amongst the winners of late, so it’s worth taking a chance on his fitness.

Betting Tip: Igider @ 6/1 with bet365

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